The second Penang bridge, Dartford

9 February, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Recently completed, the second Penang bridge, Malaysia
Recently completed, the second Penang bridge, Malaysia

About this event

The Project

The recently completed Penang Second Bridge in Malaysia is one of the longest structures in South East Asia consisting of approximately 22 km of elevated viaduct, 17km of this over the sea. It was recently given the ICE Brunel Medal, awarded to recognise excellence in civil engineering.

This talk outlines the initial planning of the project, its design and construction. The talk outlines the options considered for the route, the political influences on the project and the contractual relationships that were developed. The options for the main cable-stay bridge and the box girder viaducts are illustrated.

The Speaker

David Collings BSc (Hons) CEng FICE was a Technical Director at Benaim (UK) and RBI (Malaysia). He was the Technical Director at RBI responsible for the Second Penang Bridge. He has experience of design, and construction of major projects in Europe the Middle East and SE Asia. His experience covers a wide range of work from reservoirs to power stations but his main interest is in major bridges.

David is a member of the ICE Proceedings Bridge Journal Editorial Panel. He is a past chairman of the UK Post Tensioning Association and past Chairman of the IABSE group Malaysia.

Event materials

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